Dr. Joshua Osbourn
159 Chemistry Research Laboratory
West Virginia Univeristy
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Chemistry 233
Organic Chemistry I



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Chemistry 233 - Organic Chemistry I

Getting Started with Top Hat

We will be using the Top Hat (www.tophat.com) classroom response system in class. You will be able to submit answers to in-class questions using Apple or Android smartphones and tablets, or laptop computers.

You can visit the Top Hat Overview (https://success.tophat.com/s/article/Student-Top-Hat-Overview-and-Getting-Started-Guide) within the Top Hat Success Center which outlines how you will register for a Top Hat account, as well as providing a brief overview to get you up and running on the system.

An email invitation should have been sent to you by email, but if you didn't receive this email, you can register by simply visiting our course website: https://app.tophat.com/e/064447
Fall 2019 Course Join Code is 064447

Top Hat will require a paid subscription, a 1-semester subscription will cost $37. Top Hat also has multi-semester subscription options.

Should you require assistance with Top Hat at any time, due to the fact that they require specific user information to troubleshoot these issues, please contact their Support Team directly by way of email (support@tophat.com), the in app support button, or by calling 1-888-663-5491.

Information on Top Hat Attendance

Taking Quizzes and Exams with Top Hat

Top Hat Support Page

Tips for iOS Users

  • If you have an error such as "question closed" during an in-class question, close completely out of the app and reopen. Closing completely means going to the application switcher and swiping out of the app.
  • Turn off orientation lock before taking a quiz. Some question may not appear correctly in portrait mode, but can be viewed as intended in landscape mode.
  • Know your login and password prior to a quiz.
  • You MUST start a test/quiz on the Top Hat application (not in a mobile browser). If you go straight to the browser, you will not be able to take the test. Please make sure you install the Top Hat app.
  • If you inadvertently zoom in, you cannot "pinch" to zoom out. Instead, simply double tap the screen.
  • For the attendance to work, ensure you select "Always Allow" TopHat to access your location. If you have a concern, you can toggle this off in the settings after you have submitted the attendance code.

Tips for Mac OS Users

  • Use Chrome for submitting your attendance. Safari tends to cache previous log in locations which can cause your attendance to not be verified.
  • For taking a quiz, it is recommended that you disable the "Swipe Between Fullscreen Apps" feature in your mouse or trackpad preferences. The quiz is given in fullscreen mode and if you accidentally swipe out, you will be locked out.


All course materials, including lectures, class notes, quizzes, exams, handouts, presentations, and other materials provided to students for this course are protected intellectual property. As such, the unauthorized purchase or sale of these materials may result in disciplinary sanctions under the Campus Student Code.